Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Baker-Polito Summer Picnic Aug. 27

August 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Baker-Polito Summer Picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at SAC Park, 438 Lake St., in Shrewsbury from 1 to 5 p.m. “Building on a great tradition started by my mentor Paul Cellucci, we’re excited to host this family friendly picnic for you, our most committed supporters,” Lt. Governor Karyn Polito said. […]

Shrewsbury Senior Men’s Club seeking new members

August 17th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Gentlemen. Are you senior citizen, retired, and looking for an opportunity to meet and interact with other guys? Would you like to fill a hole in your weekly routine? Perhaps you might want to come in and experience a meeting of the Shrewsbury Senior Men’s Club.

Shrewsbury’s Franklin Mile Marker #43 to be moved in August

August 17th, 2016

Franklin Mile Marker #43

Shrewsbury – Last November, Shrewsbury’s Board of Selectmen approved a proposal to move one of two Benjamin Franklin Mile Markers (Milestone Marker #43) from its current location near the on-ramp to I-290 East on Main Street to Shrewsbury’s Town Common. The other marker is located at Dean Park, along Main Street across from the Artemas Ward House.

Shrewsbury police log, Aug. 19 edition

August 17th, 2016

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Shrewsbury Thursday, Aug. 4 12:35 a.m. Arrested, Harry Torres, 57, of 146 Chandler St., Apt. L1, Worcester, on warrant. 2:01 a.m. Main St. Suspicious person/MV. 8:27 a.m. Prospect St. Vandalism. 11:28 a.m. Westmont Rd. Identity theft. 11:54 a.m. Old Mill Rd. Disturbance. 12:16 p.m. Spring St. Vandalism. 2:13 p.m. Spring St. Suspicious person/MV. 4:24 p.m. […]

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

Shrewsbury library donors treated to sneak preview

August 15th, 2016

Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Library, is presented with a bouquet of pink roses as a token of appreciation for the major role she played in bringing the expanded and renovated building project to fruition by Board of Trustees Chair Laurie Hogan.

Shrewsbury – An open house was held Aug. 10 at the newly expanded and renovated Shrewsbury Public Library, so that the major donors could see the positive effects of their substantial contributions to the successful $1.75 million fundraising campaign. Maps were passed out for a self-guided tour of the building.

Voters had approved a measure to expand and renovate the library in a ballot vote Nov. 5, 2013. The town received approximately $8 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the project. The town’s portion, $13.3 million, will be funded through a debt exclusion. Supporters committed to also raising $1.75 million through fundraising endeavors.

Theresa Johnson, 86, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Theresa Mary (Grzyb) Johnson, 86, of Shrewsbury, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at Kindred Care and Rehabilitation in Westborough after an illness. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Aleksander and Razalija (Bialowas) Grzyb. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Salter Secretarial School of Worcester. Theresa had worked for […]

Melissa N. Jones, 76, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Melissa N. (Thomas) Jones, 76, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness. She was born in Connersville, Ind., daughter of the late Harold and Lammatta (Settles) Moore. Melissa graduated from Richmond High School and Earlham College both in Richmond, Ind. Melissa had worked as […]

Joseph A. Maguire, 78, of Shrewsbury

August 12th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Joseph A. Maguire, 78, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Marlborough, Northborough, and Southborough, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Benedict and Catherine (Carey) Maguire. Joe was a 1956 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough, where he was […]

Nolli wins Shrewsbury Woman’s Club scholarship

August 11th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Woman’s Club recently presented a $1,000 scholarship during its annual meeting and luncheon at Wachusett Country Club May 6 to Reno V. Nolli, of Shrewsbury and his parents, Reno and Christine Nolli. Reno is a graduate of St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury and will attend Loyola University Maryland to study […]

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